photo by FK Rabotnichki: Velinov (center) during a training session
“We didn’t make a good start of the second half-season. The defeat by Pelister still hurts, but we are now totally focused on the derby against Vardar. I believe that we can play much better than in the last two games and surprise Vardar. Their favorable role doesn’t automaticaly give them the points.” – said Velinov for the club’s official web site.
The game is schedulled for Saturday at 14.00 CET at the National Arena Philip II of Macedon in Skopje, home of both clubs. In the previous two encounters this season both celebrated once. First Rabotnichki won 3:1, while later Vardar recorded a minimal lone goal win.
The Old Skopje derby dates back to 1951 when the two met for the first time. It was a Yugoslav Second League match with Rabotnichki winning 2:1.